PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- When officers arrested a 27-year-old man this week, they said he was dealing drugs while driving his two children around.
Rafael Ramos-Trejo appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment.
Officer Brian Hughes, who works with the Portland Police Bureau, said he was on patrol near the Capitol Hill Motel, located at 9110 Southwest Barbour Boulevard Wednesday afternoon when he saw a suspected drug deal, court documents show.
Hughes said two women approached Ramos-Trejo's car while it was stopped, records show.
Police followed the vehicle into the city's northwest industrial area where it a traffic stop was conducted.
Officers found a container with three controlled substances inside the vehicle, court documents state. The drugs were examined on scene and tested positive for 11.7 grams of methamphetamine, 4.1 grams of heroin and 2.6 grams of cocaine, officials said.
When investigators search Ramos-Trejo's cellphone, they found text messages that indicated behavior associated to drug dealing, police said.
Prosecutors have charged Ramos-Trejo with two counts of first-degree child neglect because he is accused of having his two kids, ages 1 and 3, in the vehicle during the suspected drug deals.
Officers found over $2,000 in cash on Ramos-Trejo's person, court documents state.
He is also charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession and delivery of drugs.
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